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HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS A 50-year-old man with HIV infection (first diagnosed > 20 years ago) presented at our hospital with fulminant oral mucositis. Antiretroviral therapy (tenofovir, emtricitabine, raltegravir) had been started 2 months ago. Previously he had no opportunistic infections and no other pre-existing illnesses. He had not travelled(More)
BACKGROUND It remains unclear whether application of local anesthesia (LA) interferes with clinical efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for chronic plantar fasciitis. AIMS To evaluate the effect of local anesthesia on the clinical outcome after repetitive low-energy ESWT for chronic plantar fasciitis. METHODS Eighty-six patients with(More)
Modern tissue engineering concepts integrate cells, scaffolds, signalling molecules and growth factors. For the purposes of regenerative medicine, fetal development is of great interest because it is widely accepted that regeneration recapitulates in part developmental processes. In tissue engineering of cartilage the growth plate of the long bone(More)
As a seeming law of nature the possibility of making use of various multiplanar sectional imaging techniques is accompanied by diagnostic exaggeration. Simple and cost effective procedures with low radiation dosage such as plain x-rays of the spine are being thrust into the background. Not seldom are patients referred to the spine surgeon with MRI or Cat(More)
Recent studies have provided evidence that the number and proliferation capacity of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells, as well as the number of osteoprogenitor cells are reduced in patients with fracture non-unions. For fracture non-unions that do not heal after appropriate surgical intervention, the question arises as to what extent systemic(More)
BACKGROUND Despite its wide use in clinical outcome measurement, there is yet no validated German language version of the AOFAS-AHS available. After finishing cross-cultural adaption of the AOFAS-AHS according to the AAOS guidelines, an analysis of agreement was carried out. METHODS This was done by means of the 18-item Foot Function Index in its(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting of internal carotid artery stenosis has been increasingly practiced as an alternative to carotid embolectomy, particularly since the development of cerebral protection devices. 100 consecutive elective percutaneous carotid stenting procedures were carried out in our centre. We here(More)
The term "occult fracture" defines the lack of visible fracture signs in conventional radiography although a fracture exists. The diagnosis is made in the sequel or through further diagnostic procedures. The use of scintigraphy and CT examinations is limited by their moderate sensitivity and specificity. In contrast, MRI is a diagnostic tool that allows(More)
The guidelines of the German Orthopaedic Societies regarding the treatment of lateral elbow epicondylitis were analysed on the ground of recently published reviews or randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCT). For the acute phase, reviews or RCTs failed to show a clinical effect beyond placebo if follow-up was extended over 6 weeks. For the chronic phase a(More)